International Institute of Space Technology for Economic Development

King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok


KNACKSAT (KMUTNB Academic Challenge of Knowledge SATellite)
     A 1U-CubeSat satellite (roughly 10 x 10 x 10 cm, 1.3 kg) designed and developed by King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. The satellite uses amateur radio frequencies for the communication between the satellite station and the ground station
     The objectives of the KNACKSAT project can be categorized into educational objectives and technology demonstration objectives. In term of the educational objectives, the project will enhance the knowledge and experiences in satellite design and construction. These can be considered as fundamentals for development of larger satellites in Thailand in the near future. Apart from these, the project provokes the interests in science and technology of young Thais. For the technological objectives, the main missions of KNACKSAT include 
(1) developing a communication system using armature radio frequencies
(2) taking images from space
(3) testing 3-axis attitude control algorisms by using magnetic torquers
(4) verifying a deorbit technology by a magnetic torque and 
(5) confirming the uses of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components in space.



One of KNACKSAT Prototype which was developed by students from KMUTNB.